About us…

Altonlea Lodge Guest House

Located on the Green, in Seaton Carew. Altonlea Lodge is a family run business and we pride ourselves on the standard of accommodation and care we provide.

About us

Olwen & Tony
Olwen & Tony

Olwen, Tony and Lee have lived at 19 The Green, Seaton Carew since 1976.  When they first moved in the house it was a Multi-occupancy independant-living retirement home that was run-down and in a poor state of repair.  

Their very first Christmas was spent on the roof, after a heavy storm blew half of the old roof off.  From that day on it has been a labour of love to bring the house back to life; updating and modernising it while maintaining the historic features and beauty.  Their work has been rewarded by the Hartlepool Historic Society.

In 2011 Lee took over the day-to-day running of the guest house to allow Olwen and Tony to (semi)retire – when busy they often lend a helping hand with Breakfasts!  Tony’s To-Do list is as long today as it ever was and he will often be seen tootling around in his bright orange over-alls, in the garden or up a ladder.

Flight over our Annexe, garden, Loggia and Altonlea Lodge

About the house

The property comprises of two main buildings: the main house is a listed Georgian building and overlooks the village green and the sea. The Annexe building which is accessed through the Italian-themed Loggia via our beautiful south facing garden, for all of our guests to enjoy.

Tony and Lee  converted a derelict old cottage into the Annexe building to the rear of Altonlea Lodge in 1998, increasing the number of rooms from 5 to 11; 9 of which are En-Suite,  We have 4 guest rooms on the Ground floor to facilitate easy access for all of our guests. The Annexe building has been decorated to reflect the Mediterranean feel inspired by the Loggia – the glass corridor opening onto the garden which connects the two buildings.

The Loggia is home to our Kitchenette, where guests can find cutlery and plates for a meal or a fridge to store food and drinks.  Theres also a fridge and microwave for guests who are working away from home to be a little less reliant on takeaway and fast food.  The kitchenette is accessed with the same single room key and so it available at any time day or night.

Hartlepool’s  Marina and Shopping Centre are just a 5 minute drive away and a visit to the Historic Quay is a must for anyone! Seaton Carew golf course is just a 1-wood away. Within a 30 mile drive are such attractions as historic Durham, Beamish Museum and the Metro Centre.

Olwen, Tony and Lee look forward to welcoming you to Altonlea in the near future.